Weekend at Bernie's [DVD] [1989]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (352 out of 356)

    Synopsis


    Weekend at Bernie's
    When two bumbling businessmen, Larry Wilson (Andrew McCarthy) and Richard Parker (Jonathan Silverman), alert their boss, Bernie Lomax (Terry Kiser), to an expensive discrepancy in the company books, he invites them to his home on the beach with the intent to have them murdered. However when they discover that their boss has been murdered prior to their arrival, they attempt to convince people that he is still alive to avoid suspicion for his death, leading to all kinds of wacky mishaps. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Andrew McCarthy
      Andrew McCarthy - Larry Wilson
    • Jonathan Silverman
      Jonathan Silverman - Richard Parker
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      Catherine Stewart - Gwen Saunders
    • Terry Kiser
      Terry Kiser - Bernie Lomax
    • Don Calfa
      Don Calfa - Paulie



    Customer rating

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    99%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

      Posted
      thedarkangel1975
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      Weekend at Bernie's is an 80's classic. Two goofballs, Larry and Richard are stuck in dead end jobs. Trying to get ahead in the company the two spend extra hours trying to impress their boss. When Richard and Larry stumble on an insurance scam they bring it to their boss's attention, Bernie Lomax. Bernie invites them out to his beach house in Long Island with plans to kill them as they discovered his scheme to embezzle millions. He informs his partners of the two's discovery and plots a plan to dispose of Richard and Larry. His partners have other ideas as they believe Bernie has become sloppy in his work and plan to kill him instead. When Richard and Larry find Bernie dead when they arrive and plans to kill them, they fear their lives are in danger and drag Bernie's corpse all over to protect themselves as they try to escape the Island. The hijinks begins as the two clumsily try to escape while being pursued by many people they believe that are trying to kill them. Weekend at Bernie's is a great slapstick comedy that the entire family can enjoy. Instant classic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An 80's classic(?) that's even better on Blu-ray!

      Posted
      CountVertigo
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      Two friends, who happen to work as corporate peons in the same office, are rewarded/duped by their boss with a weekend at his beachhouse. Upon arrival they find the boss dead, but they decide to prop him up and pretend that he's still among the living. At the same time a very confused hitman continues to try to kill an already dead man. If you're a child of the 80's there's no doubt that you remember the film, whether fondly or not. If you're among the former then this Blu-ray is for you. The jump to high definition works perfectly for this classic comedy, making it look almost new if you look past the 80's fashion and big hair.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      80s screwball classic. Must-own.

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      AOPisaac
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      As a kid (I was 10 when this came out), I couldn't convince my parents to let me see this in theaters. So naturally I REALLY wanted to see it. When it hit TV a few years later, I found it not quite what I'd built up in my mind. Despite that, I've managed to watch it several times since & it seems to get better every time. Andrew McCarthy in the 80s is pretty much perfect. Perfectly weird & perfectly awkward. So if you have him run around puppeteering a dead body for 90min while hiding from the mob, it's bound to be fun! Another cheap classic on Blu-ray!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Funny movie

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      mad10jen
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      I saw this movie dozens of times when I was a kid and it was hilarious. You never see this movie on cable so I purchased the DVD and it is even funnier as an adult. Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman are perfect actors for the main characters they work well together and are very funny. They are to be murdered but when the boss invites them to his beach house they find him dead and trick everyone they come into contact to believing he is still alive. This movie is a riot. Buy it when it goes on sell because 10 bucks for a DVD that you may watch once a year is a little high.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Fun Movie

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      ShadowNextGen
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      Weekend at Bernies has an absurd premise but it is that premise that makes this movie fun to watch. An important person has died and his two employees find him and spend the weekend acting like he is alive by putting sunglasses and more over the dead body and parading him all over the place. It is a fun "stupid" movie to watch and I got it for only a few dollars at Best Buy so I had to pick it up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worthy upgrade to your old DVD

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      ESP71
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      It is hard to believe this is from the same man who directed "First Blood". This is worth buying over again for the comedy first and foremost, and then for the upgraded bright & vivid picture. Please PLEASE MGM can you just stop making these discs without a main menu? Not to mention the fact that there is no bookmarking feature available either, which means that you can't stop the disc and then come back to it later at the same point (LAME). The price is right for a catalog release such as this, it is currently $7.99 at Best Buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      weekend at bernie's ***

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      tooshort74
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      well what can i say about weekend at bernie's besides it is funny movie from start to finish i first saw this back in the day at the movie theaters and i love it i have seen this movie 100's of times and own it on vhs and dvd and now on blu-ray it is funny comedy so if you want to watch a goofy comedy than check it out but the follow up to this movie was just ok no where near as funny as the first one but just ok so if you want to watch a goofy comedy than watch weekend at bernie's

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A "guilty pleasure" worth a watch.

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      constantwatcher
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      2 guys aspiring to be financial wizards discover someone's been stealing from the company - only it turns out to be their boss ... who invites them to his oceanfront retreat to "discuss" it over the weekend. Problem: the mob kills their boss for being "discovered" - but why should that spoil the weekend? So the boys decide to make out like the "corpse" is still alive, and ... well, you get the idea. It's a clever and funny absurd comedy and worth a look.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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